Human Rights

Three people die in house fire

GQEBERHA – Three people, two adults and a minor child lost their lives in a fire that engulfed their home during the early hours of this morning in Kwadwesi.

It is alleged that at about 00:15 in Mkonto Street, Govan Mbeki, Kwadwesi, a woman was woken up by the sounds of her aunt screaming for help. As she approached her aunt’s room she noticed smoke coming from the room. The woman and three other occupants ran outside and called for help. The neighbours attempted to extinguish the fire but were unsuccessful.

The three victims, Thembakazi Schoeman, a 52-year-old female, Zamekile Mama, also 52-year-old (male) and Inam Tyali, 12-year-old boy who were in the room, passed away in the fire.

The cause of the fire is unknown and police have opened an inquest for investigation.

Source: South African Police Service